UK set for its largest biofuels storage hub


Stanlow Terminals is set to make investments over the next three years that will support development of the UK’s largest biofuels storage hub in North West England.

On 13 December, it detailed how the new facilities at Stanlow Manufacturing Complex and Tranmere Terminal, located within the Port of Liverpool, will allow customers to store, blend and distribute biofuels suitable for use in the energy transition as drop-in replacement transport fuels for road, aviation and marine.

Stanlow Terminals already provides biofuels storage capacity for customers through dedicated supply and delivery infrastructure. This customer-led investment will support the growth of a number of initiatives, such as sustainable aviation fuel linked to Fulcrum’s Northpoint project, sustainable hydrotreated vegetable oil, and blending and capacity expansion for existing bio-ethanol and bio-methanol. It also highlighted storage investment opportunities for low carbon projects such as e-fuels, bio-LPG, bio-methane, hydrogen and ammonia that are progressing through feasibility studies.

The investment marks a key pillar in its strategic objective to become the UK’s largest bulk liquid storage and energy infrastructure solutions provider, delivering 300,000 cubic metres of capacity to support customers as the UK’s transition to net zero continues.